Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship

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Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Taka Michinoku
Date won May 11, 2013
Date established October 28, 1993
Promotion Various

The Independent Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship that is being defended in various independent promotions in Japan. The title was originally created by Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship. It stayed with FMW from its creation in 1993 to mid-1999, when FMW dropped the title. Even with the belt being dropped by FMW, the original title belt is still used, which bears the "FMW" name on it.

In May 2010, a new championship belt was made, as Tarzan Goto's Super FMW promotion briefly revived the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship to determine its final champion.

Title history[edit]

Key
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign

Statistics correct as of September 2, 2014

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Sasuke, The GreatThe Great Sasuke 1 October 28, 1993 ? Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Battle Ranger Z.
Vacated 1 1994 N/A N/A N/A Vacated so Sasuke could focus on a match with Atsushi Onita.
2 Fuji, RickyRicky Fuji 1 December 20, 1994 48 Nagoya, Japan House show Defeated The Great Sasuke.
3 Hosaka, HidekiHideki Hosaka 1 February 6, 1995 52 Okazaki, Japan House show
4 Nakagawa, KojiKoji Nakagawa 1 March 30, 1995 ? Yokohama, Japan House show
Vacated 1 1995 N/A N/A N/A
5 Nakagawa, KojiKoji Nakagawa 2 November 20, 1995 167 Fukuoka, Japan House show Defeated Ricky Fuji.
6 Michinoku, TakaTaka Michinoku 1 May 5, 1996 420 Kawasaki, Japan House show
7 Satánico, ElEl Satánico 1 June 29, 1997 57 Mexico House show
8 Michinoku, TakaTaka Michinoku 2 August 25, 1997 115 Puebla, Mexico House show
Vacated 1 December 18, 1997 N/A N/A N/A Taka wins WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship on December 7, 1997 and is unable to defend the FMW title.
9 Tanaka, MinoruMinoru Tanaka 1 May 5, 1999 9 Yokohama, Japan House show Defeats Ricky Fuji.
10 Sano, NaokiNaoki Sano 1 May 14, 1999 261 Sapporo, Japan House show FMW no longer recognizes the title as of May 31, 1999, but it continues to be defended in the Battlarts promotion.
11 Tanaka, MinoruMinoru Tanaka 2 January 30, 2000 102 Tokyo, Japan House show
12 Katsumi Usuda 1 May 11, 2000 38 Tokyo, Japan House show
13 Naoyuki Taira 1 June 18, 2000 161 Tokyo, Japan House show
14 Katsumi Usuda 2 November 26, 2000 373 Tokyo, Japan House show
Vacated 1 December 4, 2001 N/A N/A N/A Vacated due to Battlarts closing.
15 Hidaka, IkutoIkuto Hidaka 1 February 17, 2002 87 Yokohama, Japan House show Defeated Kazuya Yuasa in a tournament final.
Vacated 1 May 15, 2002 N/A N/A N/A Title retired.
16 Ibushi, KotaKota Ibushi 1 August 26, 2007 349 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Madoka.
17 Madoka 1 August 9, 2008 36 Chiba, Japan House show
18 Oishi, MakotoMakoto Oishi 1 September 14, 2008 374 Tokyo, Japan House show
19 Gentaro 1 September 23, 2009 191 Chiba, Japan House show
20 Marines Mask 1 April 2, 2010 160 Tokyo, Japan House show
21 Tigers Mask 1 September 9, 2010 17 Chiba, Japan House show
22 Orochi 1 September 26, 2010 48 Osaka, Japan House show
23 Tigers Mask 2 November 13, 2010 217 Osaka, Japan House show
24 Daigoro Kashiwa 1 June 18, 2011 141 Tokyo, Japan House show
25 Hiroki 1 November 6, 2011 447 Tokyo, Japan House show
26 Fuji, RickyRicky Fuji 2 January 26, 2013 78 Chiba, Japan House show
27 Hayato Nanjo 1 April 14, 2013 27 Tokyo, Japan House show
28 Michinoku, TakaTaka Michinoku 3 May 11, 2013 479+ Osaka, Japan House show This match was also for Taka's UWA World Middleweight Championship.

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